Elvina Bay Circuit

2 hrs 30 mins

4.5 km Circuit

201 m

Hard track
This walk takes you down to an isolated waterside community, where you can amble along, looking at homes and a historic Grave Site. From Elvina Track Car Park, the vegetation changes from scrubby bush to she oak and large eucalyptus as you decend to the waters edge. The walking is mostly along a management trail, however the return trip follows a narrow track. Side trips include an aboriginal engraving site, a 25m waterfall and a few other view points. Please remember you are visiting a small community please respect the privacy of the local people.

Maps for the Elvina Bay Circuit walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Mona Vale 1:25 000 Map Series 91301S MONA VALE NSW-91301S
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map 1:40 000 Map Series CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Elvina Bay Circuit bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Elvina Bay Circuit

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 4.5 km
Time 2 hrs 30 mins

Grade 4/6

Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk


Around 2.3km of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 2.2km has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

2.7km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 1.1km follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely. Whilst another 440m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and the remaining 350m follows a smooth and hardened path.


3km of this walk is clearly signposted and another 1.5km has minimal directional signs. The remaining (20m) has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

3km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience and another 1.4km requires some bushwalking experience. The remaining (110m) requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 4.5km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


3km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) and another 1.5km has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged). The remaining (20m) has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Elvina Bay Circuit walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Elvina Bay Circuit walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Elvina Bay Circuit walk starts and ends at the Elvina Track carpark (gps: -33.643268, 151.26214)
Your main transport option to Elvina Track carpark is by;
Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
(get details)

Fire Danger

Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Metropolitan weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts



Short URL = http://wild.tl/z

Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt :)